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In eating some lunch, and getting answers to the texts and phone calls I have put out this morning, for testing.
We are planning to chop the corn Wed-Thurs according to DS's text to me. I said I wanted an idea of the plans so I could start making testing plans.
So I have one tentatively for tomorrow, Tues aft, the 500 cow herd that Geneva is going to help me... waiting on the farm to confirm. I will have to go and set up and start until she gets there.... but that is okay. The first 2-3 sides are usually slow getting going. I will just have to go early since I will be setting up the whole thing with the samplers. Then, Sat aft 8th, and Monday aft 10th, and then Wed morn 12th....no set up for any of those.... another wants to wait for 2 weeks as they will get back into chopping tomorrow if the ground is dried out on top a bit.
Need to contact the owner sampler farm that I drop the stuff off to, they were doing the remodeling in the parlor... I will be up near there tomorrow, sat and mon... so he has some options if they are ready to test. Have one other farm to be near there also not yet scheduled. Need to make at least one of the trips do dual purpose.

Sun is out, it is breezy but decent. We had about 1 inch on Fri night/Saturday... then dumped gauge again today at about 1/2 inch. So about 1 1/2 inches total. It all soaked in good here since it came fairly slow and in light showers/rains not downpours.
I flipped all the planters back up and hung all the spider plants back on the chain and hooks. Looks like they will be making a trip in the end of the week. Calls for possible frost Fri eve??? Temps supposed to get up into the 70's for a couple days but then nights dropping and much cooler by Sat.
It's that time of year....
 

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Tuesday aft. Getting ready to leave for work. Boxes and everything in the car. Need a couple bottles of water and some of the cranberry juice and I should be good to go.
43 here this morning. It is cloudy and some sun, breezy. Up to 60 so not too bad. Got a sweatshirt for later on too.

I won't get to that pasture walk tomorrow... oh well... it was an iffy thing but if I was free, then why not go. Had to be registered...

Be a late night and then PT in the morning at 8 a.m.... have no idea if we are going to be in corn or not. Guess he figures I will just be at his beck and call. For corn chopping this year I will be... but it is going to change.

Cow and calf were out and about yesterday when I went to the nurse cow pasture. Udder is huge but it looks like the calf has at least been on one front teat and acts good. So, this will be it for her and hopefully the calf will do good enough on whatever milk she can get. Sometimes they will try more teats after a few days... I am hoping for that. Cow is not cooperative in the barn and I am not going to fight her either. She has done her job in the past, this will be her last ride and I will accept whatever she does. I think the calf will learn to come in the barn through the creep gate like the other one is starting to do... they will learn about the grain soon enough.
 
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